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Astrapias
File:Astrapia stephaniae by Bowdler Sharpe.png
Stephanie's Astrapia, Astrapia stephaniae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Corvida
Superfamily: Corvoidea
Family: Paradisaeidae
Genus: Astrapia
Vieillot, 1816

The astrapias are a genus, Astrapia (from Greek, meaning a flashing or lightning[1][2][3][4][5]), of birds of paradise, with of five species.

They are endemic to New Guinea.[1][2][3][4][5] The males have highly iridescent plumage and remarkably long tails.[1][2][3][4][5] Females are duller and have shorter tails.[1][2][3][4][5]

Species

File:Ribbon-tailed Astrapia (Astrapia mayeri) juvenile (male).jpg

References

  1. ^ a b c d Michael Hugill (March 24, 2011). "Stephanie's Astrapia". Australian Museum. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Michael Hugill (March 24, 2011). "Arfak Astrapia". Australian Museum. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d Michael Hugill (March 24, 2011). "Splendid Astrapia". Australian Museum. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d Michael Hugill (March 24, 2011). "Ribbon-tailed Astrapia". Australian Museum. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d Michael Hugill (March 24, 2011). "Huon Astrapia". Australian Museum. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
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